CHICAGO’S HIT ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MUSICAL MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CELEBRATES THE SEASON WITH ADDED HOLIDAY SONGS AND SHOWS, PLUS A SPECIAL NEW YEAR’S EVE PERFORMANCE

pyramid with jumpMillion Dollar Quartetthe hit musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together legendary rock ‘n’ roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, celebrates the season with added shows and special holiday musical numbers for all performances through January 6, 2013Million Dollar Quartet will ring in 2013 with a special New Year’s Eve performance on Monday, December 31 at 8:00 p.m. 

Tickets, priced $25-$85, are now on sale at the Apollo box office, phone (773) 935-6100and online through Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com.   New Year’s Eve tickets are $75-$80 and include a New Year’s Eve toast and a special gift from Million Dollar Quartet.

Gift certificates, perfect for holiday gifts, are available at the Apollo Theater box office, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave, (773) 935-6100.  Million Dollar Quartet CDs are available online,www.milliondollarquartetlive.com; t-shirts and other merchandise are available at the theatre.

 

TICKETS

Million Dollar Quartet tickets are on sale through April 28, 2013 and are available through the Apollo Theater box office, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave, (773) 935-6100.  Tickets are also available online through Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Tickets for the regular run are $25-$85. (Standard ticketing fees apply.)  Rush student tickets for select performances (Wed-Fri and Sun evenings only) are available 2 hours prior to curtain at the box office with valid Student ID. Student rush tickets are subject to availability.  For groups of 15 or more contact Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at 312-977-1710 or [email protected]com.

The schedule for the weeks of Christmas and the New Year follows:

Thursday, December 20             7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 21                 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 22             5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 23               3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 26         2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 27             2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 28                 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 29             5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 30               3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Monday, December 31              8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 2              2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The regular performance schedule is: Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.; Sundays at 3:30 & 6:30 p.m.

ABOUT MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. The place was Sun Records’ storefront studio in Memphis.  The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll,” who discovered them all. The four legends-to-be united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time.

Million Dollar Quartet features a treasure trove of the greatest rock ’n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these music legends, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Riders in the Sky,” “Whole Lotta’ Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line,” and “Hound Dog.”  Million Dollar Quartet captures the infectious spirit, freewheeling excitement and thrilling sounds of a singular moment when four of the music industry’s most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for one of the most memorable nights in music history.

Directed by Eric Schaeffer and Floyd Mutrux, with a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux.Million Dollar Quartet is produced by Relevant TheatricalsJohn Cossette Productions andNorthern Lights Inc.

Million Dollar Quartet, now in its fifth year in Chicago, continues performances throughApril 28, 2013 with cast members Brandon Bennett (Elvis Presley), Shaun Whitley (Carl Perkins), Lance Lipinsky (Jerry Lee Lewis), Chris Damiano (Johnny Cash), Tim Decker (Sam Phillips), Whitney Kraus Jones (Dyanne), Marc Edelstein (Jay Perkins/Bass player) and Dan Leali (Fluke/Drummer).

Million Dollar Quartet had its world premiere at Florida’s Seaside Music Theatre, and was subsequently staged at the Village Theatre in Washington, breaking box office records.  In Chicago, the production moved to the Apollo on November 5, 2008, following its sold-out, limited engagement at the Goodman’s Owen Theatre.  The Broadway production garnered three Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Levi Kreis; three Drama League Award nominations; and an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination.  Million Dollar Quartet is currently playing in New York at New World Stages, London at the Noel Coward Theatre and it recently began a national tour.

 

For more show information, visit www.milliondollarquartetlive.com.